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Hello, finally i bought un acoustic piano and for space reason i might need to give away my Casio PX5S. I need a smaller instruments to put under the desk or when needed keep on the table. Now as first i say that is almost 10 year i have casio digital piano, first PX3 and now PX5 and 99% of th etime i used just as master controller. When i wanted play piano i se the piano with a vst instrument, and also i use the piano for programming with pc. So wether i know of the very nice potential of the caso piano i found myself using it only for the nice feeling of the keys and action, in a way seems kind of wasted. SO now that i need to have more space available i am considering 2 option. Get a master controller Studiologic SL73, that is shorter, nice keyboard but not as good as the px5s. Otherwise could get a CDP s100, still smaller than the PX5S, not as small as Studiologic but at least ihave an addon, the speakers. What i don't like of it is that there is no possibility to "split" the keyboard, and this is somehting i might need, for example when using with VST and want bass on left and piano on right. The keyboard of CDP also is not as good as PX5S, which remain a very nice instruments..though an old project.

What i would like to know is about the ossibility of splitting the cdp, and also, towho have experienced it, what is the feeling to downgrade form 88 to 73, this is in case i chooe Studiologic

Thanks for opinion and info!

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Once you're using VSTs, splitting is easy, there doesn't need to be any split function in the keyboard at all to be able to split external VST sounds. And yes, you can even use the computer to split such that your lower keys are playing a VST and your higher keys are playing a sound built into the keyboard. (You set the keyboard to "Local Off" and then the computer can treat it as its own routable sound source.) Though one you have VSTs, you'll likely find a piano sound you'd rather get from there anyway.

As for how much you'd miss the extra keys, nobody can answer that but you, and you have everything you need to make that determination for yourself. Take some masking tape and cordon off the PX5S keys that would not be available on the 73, and play some of your more demanding stuff, improv, whatever, including working with splits, and see if you're comfortable never using thise keys, or if you find it frustrating.

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I have another solution for the issue
i know the best for me would be to keep my casio. I will need to change my desk put under it my casio px5s.
Would be great to have a stand that can be easily lowered (when under tha table) and raised when i slide it out of the table to play it.
Any idea?do you know some stand or things that can do that? thanks


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